PubMed Essentials (on-demand)
Are you looking for a way to kick start your PubMed search skills? PubMed Essentials is made up of 10 very short video-modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. PubMed Essentials is an on-demand, online class that is available via Moodle 24/7 (upon registration).
Do I need to register?
Yes, you will need to register for an NNLM account (if you don't already have one). Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation email. Then, create an account in Moodle (if you don't already have one) and use the enrollment code from the email and enroll in the Moodle class. After you do that, you will be able to work on the class whenever you have time.
What is this class about?
This class is about PubMed, a free resource that provides access to the National Library of Medicine database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences. If you've wondered what disciplines are included in PubMed or how to search for a specific article, this short course is for you.
Who should take this class?
If you are new to PubMed or just want a refresher, this online, self-paced class is for you.
What is the format of the class?
The class is made up of 10 very short video-modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. PubMed Essentials is an on-demand, online class that is available via Moodle 24/7 (upon registration).
How long does the class take to complete?
The course is designed to take no more than one hour to complete.
How many CE credits does the class offer?
After completing all the modules, you will be eligible to claim 1 MLA CE credit.
Does this class offer CHIS CE?
Yes. Upon completion, this class is worth 1 credit towards a Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certificate in competencies 3. Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources and 6. Literacy and Health Literacy.
After viewing the 10 video tutorials and completing the embedded exercises, students will be able to run a PubMed search that retrieves relevant citations.
The 10 tutorials are:
- What is in PubMed?
- Find articles on a topic
- Subject search: How it works
- Find articles from a citation
- Find articles by an author
- Find articles by journal
- Get the full text of an article
- Find the latest treatments for a disease or disorder
- Save searches and set email alerts
- Help consumers find research in PubMed using MedlinePlus
Upon completion, you can claim 1 CE credit from the Medical Library Association.
There are no archived recordings of this class